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not been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at the state level. last week california democrats unveiled gun control bills. gun owners say that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right? >> and how much did this cost you? >> $500. >> is that more expe
that package. >> we're just about 45 minutes away from our live coverage of president obama's state of the union address tonight. the president is set to address immigration reform. he's expected to call on congress to pass gun control measures such as universal background checks. certainly we know the broad themes of president obama's state of the union address, now david stevenson reports on what people in the bay area want to hear. >> reporter: business is booming at just for fun. after a couple of bumpy years in which parents wouldn't even bring the kids inside. >> children would want to come in the store and there'd be the argument that they can't buy anything because they're fearful that their income may be affected. >> reporter: consumer confidence here is up after the worst recession since the great depression. he hopes president obama's state of the union address will focus on nurturing new and recovering small businesses. >> he needs to continue on the path of making it affordable for businesses. >> reporter: with the nation's unemployment rate at almost 8%, the president
there as here in san francisco. aimed at the president. >> president obama, if you are serious about improving climate election missions you need to say no to the xl pipeline. >> reporter: president obama faces a dilemma billed the pipeline and he angers residents. don't billed it and he earnings our neighbors to the north. in his state of andon address the president said that he would take executive action to curb climate change, if necessary, but was quiet on the keystone pipeline. >> if he approved this pipeline, it would go counter to his efforts around climate change. >> supervisor john avalos is calling for the san francisco to divest from oil companies and it's says the momentum is with climate change movement, the evidence was billed as the largest ally ever today on the issue. >> reporter: with this rally comes shortly after the state of the union address in which the president talked about climate change, but the protesters say that today's rally was time for presidents' day weekend hoping to get the president's attention. in san francisco, ken pritchett. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> t
to some as mark zuckerberg has been known to rub shoulders with president obama. >> reporter: sightings of chris christie in the bay area will be rare as he isn't making public appearances. his main destination is for a party at mark zuckerberg's house. >> reporter: he says it is not surprising the facebook ceo is hosting this fundraiser despite mark zuckerberg attending a private dinner with president obama and holding a town hall with the president two years ago. >> not unusual when you think chris christie is not actually far right. he is not ron paul. that would be really change. and president obama isn't exactly far out on the left either. >> reporter: for chris christie the fundraiser with mark zuckerberg should scare off most competition in the race and sets the bar very high should chris christie run for president in 2016. >> he will be coming out. we will see marco rubio coming out and lots of folks. the atm in the bay area works on both sides of the ill. >> reporter: tonight comes -- on the aisle. >> reporter: tonight comes with protesters. around 5:30 p.m. they expect 50 peop
again. >> president obama hits the links with tiger woods. why you won't see or hear much about this high profile event. >>> readers digest filed for bankruptcy for the second time in four years. the parent company filed for chapter 11 in an effort to cut down on $465 million debt. they have been around for 91 years. but it is one of many falling on hard times as more and more people use their computers. he sells 20 copies of readers digest a month. >> most customers like to buy paper instead of online. we have a good customer and we are doing good. >> they filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and emerged a year later. this time they hope to emerge in four months. >>> president obama will receive a high honor next month. israeli president shown here will award the president the presidential medal of distinction. he will be the first u.s. president to receive that award while still in office. the obama administration has been pushing pushing for a freeze of new israeli settlements. >>> frustrated about the lack of access to golf. president obama spend the weekend playing golf with tiger
. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles of natural gas pi
.m. >>> tomorrow night president obama will deliver his state of the union address which the white house says will focus on so-called pocket book issues, things aimed at helping the middle class. among the issues is economic expansion for the middle class and how private sector jobs have grown for three straight years. but some economic researchers say the numbers don't paint the full picture. >> it has not kept pace with population growth. many people have left the labor force because they are no longer looking for work. >> president obama is also expected to talk about fighting gun violence and climate change. ktvu channel 2 news will carry it live tomorrow night. coverage begins right here with ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m., state of the union coverage at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news at 7:30 p.m. >>> san francisco's efforts to raise money for america's cup fell $30 million short. today the mayor gave us his plan to come up with the money. ktvu's john fowler is live with why some lost trust and demanding public hearings. john? >> reporter: wonderful
with obama on down. >> >> in the gun control debate, nra came out strongly against a proposed assault weapons ban. >> if you limit the american public's abscess to this, you limit their ability to survive. if someone is invading your house, you should have what you need to protect yourself. not what some politician thinks is reasonable. >> >> mark kelly, former astronaut and husband of gabby giffords wants to get assault weapons off the streets to prevent shootings like the one that almost killed his wife. >> this isn't about the 2nd amendment any more. this is about public safety. we had 201st graders die in their classrooms because we don't have sufficient gun violence legislation in this country. >> >> president obama is taking his pitch for gun control on the road this week, starting with minneapolis. also, this week, house members plan to introduce a bill to make firearms trafficking a federal crime >> mandatory criminal background checks for every sale -- >> mayors against illegal guns produced this ad that aired during the superbowl. it features a sound byte from 1999 when the nra head
merge with its smaller rival officemax drove the markets up. >>> today president obama ramped up pressure on congress. surrounded by first responders, the president said that slashing funding would hurt the economy. >> this is not an abstraction. there's people who's livelihoods are at stake. their communities are going to be impacted in a negative way. >> the cuts which would trim $3.5 million over a decade are set to kick in next friday. senate leaders have proposed replacing the cuts with tax from millionaires but republicans reject any tax increase as a solution. >>> meanwhile according to our exclusive field poll the amount of registered california voters who disagree of the job congress is doing is slowly decreasing. 65% of voters say they disapprove and while they may soofia aleem -- may seem high it's actually the first time that number is over 60%. in it stark contrast here, president obama's job approval rating in california is the highest it's been since his first year in office. 62% of voters approve of the job he's doing. 5% say they had no opinion. >>> the hayward c
's word obama administration will join the fight to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. he said gays and lesbians should be treated the same under the law. the justice department may file a friend of the court brief. the deadline for filing such a brief is the end of this month. >>> the reason some tax returns are being delayed and what it means for those trying to file right now. >>> snow on mount diablo yesterday it was there this morning it's gone now. temperatures warmed up as much as 10 degrees today. how much warmer will it get for the rest of the week, i'll have the specifics. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ . >>> even though it's less than 2 months the tax filing deadline t
to leave the administration. president obama has not yet indicated who he will nominate as chu's replacement. >>> the city of oakland placed a milestone. the 77th mile of lake merritt opened in 140 years. it's all part of a plan to connect the merritt to san francisco bay. >> it's going to make in area instead of a barrier a central place where people will come. >> reporter: the money came from measure dd which was approved by oakland voters back in 2002 to complete the first phase of the project the 12th street dam, culverts and pedestrian tunnels were all removed. the next phase involves demolishing culverts underneath tenth street. the project also includes a new path way and restored marsh land along a portion of the lake merit channel. >> i think it's going to become in and of itself this whole walk is going to become a bay area destination that everybody is going to love. >> reporter: the project will also improve the water quality in lake merry. tidal flow is expected to increase by about 50%. the city of oakland is also planning a big celebration in june when the entire
. >>> if no deal is reached, the mandatory spending cuts will begin march 1 and the obama administration says up to 70,000 children will lose their access to head start. officials say that they also -- that many people -- many day care centers, rather, may have to close earlier this school year and start later in the fall. >>> republicans are urging president obama to approve construction of a controversial oil pipeline that crosses the border with canada. the keystone xl pipeline would pump oil from canada's tar sands in alberta to the gulf of mexico for refinery. the obama administration rejected a permit for the line because an alternate route through nebraska was undecided. since then, a new route has been approved and republicans want the project to move forward. >> a harris poll released just a week ago showed that nearly 70% of americans support the keystone xl pipeline project. >> republicans say the project would boost the u.s. economy and help reduce the federal debt. opponents call the pipeline dangerous and say it would cause environmental damage. >>> the northeast once again bracing
and had reattached. >>> president obama is scheduled to visit israel in the spring marking his first visit to the nation since becoming president. the trip was announced just today. according to the white house, the president and israeli president arranged the trip last month. he's attracted criticism for not returning -- the president has atracked criticism for not returning. >>> in an initial vote today, britain's parliament backed prime minister cameron to back same-sex marriage. the law would also allow civil partners to convert their partnerships into marriage. >>> same-sex partners of military members may soon get benefits. u.s. officials say defense secretary leon panetta is poised to extend some benefits. no final decision has been made on which benefits will be included. but the pentagon is likely to allow same-sex partners to have access to health and wellness programs. the change would come 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service members. >>> there was a bit of drama today on capitol hill during a hearing on immigration reform. protesters stood in the
supported providing arms to opposition groups in syria. president obama decided not to arm the rebels and that he supported that decision. johnjury room -- john mccain said the president should have followed the advice. >>> a hearing took place today for president obama's nominee to be the next director of the cia. it was interrupted several times by demonstrators. they demanded lawmakers st the drone program. he is believed to play a leading role in the drone program. >>> we are going to find him. you can't have this many people looking for you and not be found. >> we are monitoring the police hunt for chris dorner who is wanted for killing three people, including police officer. >> as promised, democrats unveiled a long list of gun control bills. hear how a bay area city played a key role in the announcement. the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winnin
a lawsuit that is trying trying to lock the obama administration from taking over the property rented by the harborside health sister. they filed procedures in october against harborside landlord on the grounds of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is
. president obama says the cuts don't have to happen. the problem is republicans won't compromise. >> are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the top? >> reporter: louisiana's republican governor bobby jingle called it a political theater. >> families out there, businesses have had to tighten their belts, do more than less. we're talking about less than 3%. let's be clear about this. >> reporter: six weeks into his term as virginia senator, democrat tim cain has washington should go back to the basics. >> let's get rid of the gimmicks, get back to ordinary budgeting, just like what happens in every state capitol every year. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to vote on a measure this week to replace the cuts for another year, but with $85 billion at stake, there is still no deal in sight. >>> more details now on how the sequester cuts will affect us right here in california. the white house today estimated that defense spending would be cut to the tune of $469 million. that includes furloughs for wor
for the government in one shape or form. >> these cuts are rock. >> president obama went to virginia country to blame it on conservative republicans. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes. >> i don't think the president is focused on finding a solution to the sequester. >> house speaker boehner criticized the president and blamed is that the democrats in memorable language. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> there is more talk of the cut's impact than of last dip ditch solutions to avert them. in washington, emilie submit, ktvu news. >> in anticipation of the budget cuts, the department of homeland security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails. defense secretary says there is only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 4,000 detention beds for 'em game huh do i pay for those. the cuts are set to take effect on friday. the effects of the sequester will also be
. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama is expected to sign legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling. they passed a bill that exends the ability to borrow new -- extends the ability to borrow new money. the measure suspends the $16.4 trillion debt limit and requires congress to pass is a budget by april. >>> judge in san francisco heard arguments on a motion to throw out the city of oakland's lawsuit. the feds want to sees the property because they say it is in violation of the controlled substances act. the city sued saying it would create a problem for people who need marijuana to treat their medical conditions. the judge did not indicate when she would rule on the motion. >>> this is not your grandfather's world, still ahead. >> get to know them better. >> some children take on police officers on the basketball court. but it wasn't all about hoops. the bigger message game. >>nd how much womber can the temperatures -- warmer can the temperatures get and will it last into your bay area weekend? i am back here in 10 minutes with all the details. hmm, it says
. >> president obama today continued to push congress to reverse the automatic spending cuts agreed to in 2010. without action those cuts go into effect friday. ktvu's scott mcfarlane tells us there are some who are in favor of the cuts. >> reporter: hospital workers protesting saying they will lose jobs. but this week in washington it is school principals saying the budget crisis will take a meat ax to local schools leading to teacher furloughs and larger class sizes as early as next year. >> that impact said our kids and -- impacts our kids and student learning. >> reporter: $85 billion in cuts. critics say the white house is exaggerating the impact of a cut in government spending to scare americans and score political points. >> we have to inform the american people what might happen, what will happen if congress refuses to do the right thing here. these are facts. >> reporter: there are supporters of the budget cuts who would like to see the government save teaching jobs, but lop off more spending. >> we are in a fiscal crisis. and too little willingness to address it. you know, this seems
. in a letter to his staff he said he told president obama a few days after the election that he is eager to return to california. he outlined the agency easterl accomplishments over the last four years. chu said he'll stay on through the end of february and that he plans to teach and do research when he returns. >> we are live on bourbon street in new orleans where super bowl fever is really starting to heat up. a live report coming up. >> the first day of san francisco's nudity ban. what protesters did and how police reacted. >>> oh boy just 48 hours until kickoff and bourbon street in new orleans is just what you think it would be like. a wall to wall celebration. more and more folks are arriving for the game and the parties are in full swing. ktvu's ken wayne is right in the middle of it all right there on bourbon street. >> reporter: live from the belly of the beast on bourbon street. we are surrounded by ravens fans. they won't leave me alone. i'm trying to get away from the ravens fans. thank you very much. let's go this way. and we'll see if we can find some 49er fans. sorry, fran
pipe. >>> president obama brought his push for gun control to minnesota today. he met with leaders in minneapolis on what the city has done to reduce gun violence. he is promoting a ban on assault weapons. he want to strengthen mental health screenings for gun buyers. >> john kerry reported for his first day on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and trie -- tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in benghazi last year. >> i pledge to you this, i will not let their bravery be obscured by politics. >> secretary of state john kerry takes over for hillary clinton and he said i have big heels to feel. >>> the government plans to file charges over the mortgage crisis. it involved s&p's ratings. the government said they over rated the debt and helped fuel the financial crisis. they say they didn't do anything wrong. >>> on wall street today stocks had their worst day of the year. the dow is down 129 to 13,880. the nasdaq is down 47 at 3,131. the s&p is down 17 at 1,495. >>> national leaders of th
have been dropping for the past two weeks. >>> a coroner stone of president obama's effort is gaining bipartisan steam. for owners and ncra members are -- >>> some nfl greats are coming out in support for gun law reform. >> how many more? how many more street corners. >> how many more schools. >> reporter: emmitt smith, dion sanders and michael irving are just one of few players for the announcement. the group says on its website that it asking for common sense measures to ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to put an end to gun trafficking. >>> you probably noticed gas prices here in california they have taken a big jump in just the past month. the aaa fuel gauge reports the statewide average now over $4 at $4.01 a gallon. driven up in particular by prices up in southern california. here in the bay area the average prices look like these. oakland $3.93 a gallon up 35- cents from a month ago. san francisco $4 a gallon up 32% and san jose $3.96 up 36- cents. >>> the u.s. postal service reports its lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year. that loss annou
to calm him down. >>> today president obama honored the six adults killed in the newtown shooting massacre with the presidential citizens medal. the president presented the medal to the family members of the six educators. he read their names one by one saying they gave their lives to protect the children in their care. today's ceremony honored 12 other americans. >> in marin county dozens of people lined up to redeem vouchers. the vouchers were issued after most of the sun allocated for the buy back ran out. the district attorney tells us when all the vouchers are redeemed the county will have paid out more than $100,000. >> we're very thankful to our community here that's willing to recognize that there are perhaps too many firearms that aren't needed in homes and we've got those now out of the homes and hopefully off our streets. >> authorities paid $200 for semiautomatic and long guns and $100 for other guns. the money comes from the county's safety net fund along with contributions. >>> the city council in oakley has voted to ban the sale in residential areas. the city still has an or
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